Blackcurrant Seed Oil
Blackcurrant seed oil contains the Omega-6 fatty acid GLA. It also contains the Omega-3 stearidonic acid.
GLA and stearidonic acid by-pass the first step in the conversion of the Omega-6 linoleic acid and the Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid, which can be hampered by some health conditions and dietary inadequacies/imbalances. See 'EFA Metabolism and Conversion' and 'How efficient is a conversion of primary EFAs to their derivative secondary EFAs?'
Blackcurrant seed oil is used in flax boost, flax bloom and flax magic to take advantage of its GLA and stearidonic acid content.
Golden Flax Seed Oil
While flax normally has three times as much alpha linolenic acid as linoleic acid, the cultivar of golden flax seed used in the flax magic and flax bloom blends has more linoleic acid and less alpha-linolenic acid.
Our ancestors evolved on a Palaeolithic diet supplying equal amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6. Research suggests that a typical modern western diet can result in severe essential fatty acid imbalances - an Omega-3:Omega-6 ratio of 1:20 may not be unusual.
However, in people who are not as Omega-3 depleted, e.g. infants and children who have not had decades of poor diet. Normal flax seed oil may not be appropriate because it is too high in Omega-3. This is why we have used golden flax seed oil in flax magic and flax bloom.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is a well-balanced oil, containing the Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid and the Omega-6 linoleic acid in a 1:2 ratio. It also contains the Omega-6 GLA and the Omega-3 stearidonic acid.
GLA and stearidonic acid by-pass the first step in the conversion of the Omega-6 linoleic acid and the Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid, which can be hampered by some health conditions and dietary inadequacies/imbalances. See 'EFA Metabolism and Conversion' and 'How efficient is the conversion of primary EFAs to their derivative secondary EFAs?'.
Hemp seed oil is used in flax magic to take advantage of its GLA and stearidonic acid content and its well-balanced Omega-3:Omega-6 ratio.
The psychoactive ingredient in Marijuana is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Our hemp seed oil has been laboratory tested and there are NO traces of THC found .
Safflower oil is rich in the Omega-6 essential fatty acid linoleic acid. Safflower seed oil is used in flax balance, to complement the high concentration of Omega-3 in flax seed oil. This unique blend provides a 1:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose oil is one of the richest sources of the Omega-6 fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA).
GLA is an Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid found in very few plants. Along with Evening Primrose, it is found in hemp, black currant and borage.
The body has the ability to obtain GLA from linoleic acid. However, over-consumption of linoleic acid, which is typical in the western diet, can actually reduce body concentrations of GLA because the conversion from linoleic acid to GLA is inhibited by too much linoleic acid.
Evening Primrose seed oil is used in flax bloom.
Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of lauric acid, which is the medium chain fatty acid found in high concentrations in human breast milk.
Lauric acid has the additional beneficial function of being formed into monolaurin in the human body - both lauric acid and monolaurin are recognized as having antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal properties.
Coconut oil can give improved energy levels and metabolic rate by regulating thyroid function and helps to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking
Coconut oil is used in flax bloom.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed oil is a good source of Omega-6 and Omega -9.
Pumpkin seed oil contains:
- phytosterols which possess anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidation activities)
- a wide range of vitamins (Vitamin E b- and g-tocopherol) and Vitamin A (lutein and b-carotene).
- high levels of the minerals. selenium, zinc, calcium, copper, iron, manganese
Pumpkin seed oil is used in flax bloom.